'Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch Has Had The Most Hilarious Week Ever
We've still got almost a month until the glory of Sherlock returns to us, which means we've still got almost a month of justifiably freaking out every time Benedict Cumberbatch does things (though let's be real, we're gonna continue on that for a while). Cumberbatch is promoting The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug right now — in which he is, yes, Smaug. This means he's doing stuff like answering questions on Twitter and, oh, also pinching Martin Freeman's butt on the red carpet.
Cumberbatch's #AskSmaug Q&A on Twitter in Tuesday yielded some cuteness, so let's start there.
On if he'd rather fly or have fire breath:
On Sherlock co-star (and Hobbit star) Martin Freeman's sass:
And on Freeman's personality:
In response to this Benedict Cumberbatch cupcake:
But you know what's even better than this Q&A? The fact that, while on the red carpet at the premiere for Desolation Of Smaug, he drove-by-butt-pinched one of Martin Freeman's interviews. Then gave him the finger.
And some GIFs that show a little bit more of the action.
Oh, and here are some flashback Gifs to when he did the same thing to Colin Firth a while back:
A pretty solid habit to have if you ask me.
And did we mention his elaboration on those "cheekbone polishing" parties with Tom Hiddleston and Matt Smith that he referenced in his Reddit AMA a few months back? "It happens all the time," he told MTV. "People just don't get to hear about it. It's a very private thing."
Even better than all of that? A new Sherlock Season 3 still! Including John, Sherlock, AND (spoiler alert but really not at all) MARY MORSTAN, played by Martin Freeman's real-life life partner and Sherlock fandom goddess Amanda Abbington.
Less than a month, people. Let's do this.